Lot 1071
George Washington O'Neal (NC, 1869-1949), Brant, Green Island Club
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Ocracoke, North Carolina, this exact decoy was obtained by Neal Conoley in 1985 as his compensation for appraising the Green Island Club decoy stand; Tom Beach obtained this stand from the Sam Jones Estate.

Length 20 in.

From the Personal Collection of Mr. Kroghie Andresen, Charlotte, North Carolina

From the hunting rig of the Green Island Club
Former collection of Neal Conoley.

George is the oldest recognized carver from Ocracoke Island. As a teenager, he traveled in merchant ships to places like the West Indes and beyond as local jobs were very scare. He was later involved with the schooner freight business and market hunted during the winter months. George made a lot of decoys for the Green Island Club when it was being formed in the 1920's. He brant and geese decoys are exceptional and important.

Old gunning paint; raised wood 2" at tail.